National Voter Registration (NVR) Manual

2100.030.00 Form Completion Assistance

IM-105 October 8, 2021, IM-60 September 26, 2011, IM-64 September 3, 2009, IM-2 January 09, 2009

Offer the same degree of assistance to individuals in completing a voter registration application form as offered to individuals in completing agency forms, unless the individual refuses such assistance.

Eligibility specialists providing assistance in completing Voter Registration application forms are prohibited from:

  • seeking to influence an individual’s party preference or party registration;
  • displaying any political preference or party allegiance;
  • making any statement or taking any action whose purpose or effect is to discourage the individual from registering to vote; or
  • making any statement or taking any action whose purpose or effect is to lead the individual to believe that a decision whether or not to register has any bearing on the availability of services or benefits.

If an individual believes that someone has interfered with his/her voter registration rights, s/he may file a complaint with the Secretary of State.

NOTE: If staff has reason to believe the individual does not meet eligibility requirements to register to vote, do not deny the right to complete a voter registration application form.  The completed form must be submitted to the appropriate election official. The election official will determine if eligibility requirements are met.